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Alfred Uhry

Alfred Uhry was born on December 12, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is a writer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Mystic Pizza (1988) and Broadway on Showtime (1979). He is married to Jolly Uhry. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1989)
Mystic Pizza Writer
(1988)
(1980)
Rich in Love Writer
(1992)

Filmography

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  Decalogue (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode) (announced)
 2014 Driving Miss Daisy (play)
 1992 Rich in Love (screenplay)
 1992 Driving Miss Daisy (TV Movie)
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (play) / (screenplay)
 1988 Mystic Pizza (screenplay)
 1980 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series) (revisions to original libretto - 1 episode)
- Little Johnny Jones (1980) ... (revisions to original libretto)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Last Night of the Ballyhoo," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Carolyn Michel, Sharon Spelman and Bradford Wallace in the cast. See more »
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[re Driving Miss Daisy (1989)] I was very lucky because I had a director, Bruce Beresford, who had directed several plays turned into movies. He said: Let me see your draft. Then he said: You've retyped your play. He told me: You don't need to talk as much in the movies. You don't need to say, "I'll go get the car." Just show it. He said: Instead of dialogue, just give me a description of the way... See more »

Trivia:

Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: in 1997 as author of Best Play winner "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and in 1999 as Best Book (Musical) for "Parade." He had also been nominated in 1976 as Best Book (Musical) for "The Robber Bridegroom." See more »

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